The Manucci Margherita.
Ryan dodging Kelly's attempt to eat his pizza.
Kelly finally gave in and ate her own pizza.
My first bite of Manucci Margherita.
I know, I know, this is a chain restaurant, but we go there frequently and love it, so I figured it would need to be blogged about.
Now, the best part of this experience for me was going with Kelly and Ryan. These two have got dining at Bertucci's down to an art form. They are perfectly in sync from the get go. Kelly efficiently mixes up the salad (which comes free with lunch) while Ryan deftly sprinkles the spiced olive oil with Parmesan cheese. They are like a well oiled machine. To top it off, they always order the same thing and split it. The Bertucci. It's essentially pepperoni pizza, but the pepperoni is under the cheese. It has a thin but doughy crust, which we all thought was different and better than it's been in the past. It used to have black on the crust from being cooked, but there wasn't any this time. It's been crispier in the past, which isn't a bad thing, but we definitely liked the difference.
Of course, I got just a cheese pizza, the Manucci Margherita, which is the traditional Neopolitan pizza. It had fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce, romano and basil...yummmm. I asked Kelly and Ryan what was on The Bertucci, and Ryan said, "Pepperoni and love." Obviously, I liked the pizza, but the fresh hot rolls and the olive oil for dipping is my favorite thing about eating there. Try it.